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The astrological map of the hand
is key to palm reading. Without an understanding of the qualities
that correspond to each part of the hand and each finger,
the lines, dots, squares, cuts, hollows and bumps are meaningless.
A star on the mound of Apollo has a very different meaning
than a star on the mound of Mars. A person with a large thumb
and a long, straight Jupiter finger will behave very differently
than a person with a large thumb and a short, twisted Jupiter.
The astrological map of the hand is the
base upon which the highways and byways of the nervous system
become etched. A firm grasp of the meanings and myths associated
with each area is the basis for the study of palmistry.
The mounds and fingers were named for the
seven planets that were recognized by astronomers and astrologers
at an earlier time in our history. Some modern palmists have
added the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, to the
map. I prefer to work with the classic diagram. The image
on this page illustrates the traditional layout of the hand.
The links below each open to a page with more details.
- The pointer finger and the mound below it
- The middle finger and the mound below it
- The ring finger and the mound below it
- The little finger and the mound below it
- The upper mound inside the life line
- The lower mound inside the life line
- The mound on the heel of the hand